Here are the pink cords made with the scrap fabric

Grace and her new pants

Here are the t-shirt pants that I have put together so far. I have more that are cut out, they’re just waiting to be sewn after the kids go to bed.

T-Shirt pants


Who says it’s not cheaper to make your own clothes? Well, maybe not for adults, but for infants and toddlers, it can be a lot cheaper.

I raided my closet yesterday to find all of the old t-shirts that no longer fit me or that I just didn’t like anymore. I used this tutorial to make a couple pair of pants for Grace. I also used an old t-shirt to make a shirt for her too. Today, I used some scrap fabric and this tutorial to make a pair of pink cordoury pants for her.

Looks like she won’t need pants for a while.

Eeek, I’ve purchased a slot in the new children’s category showcase. I’m nervous. Hopefully it will bring in some new customers.

I made this one this morning:


It’s made with a wool/nylon/acrylic blend, thick & thin yarn that was in my stash. Crocheted using double crochet. Super easy and available in the shop.

I made this scarflette yesterday:


It’s crocheted using the V-stitch. I had a lot of fun making it and it’s the perfect project for my short attention span. It’s available at Austrya Baby.

Funky Fabric Thumbtacks

Over the weekend I made some Funky Fabric Thumbtacks. They were super duper easy and would make an awesome gift for a secret santa exchange at work.

Get some cover buttons, some scraps of fabric, some flat thumbtacks, and some hot glue. You might also need some wire cutters if you can’t find the flat back buttons and need to cut the fastener off the back. Assemble the buttons as instructed on the back of the package and hot glue a tack to the back. That’s it!

If yoy don’t feel like making them, they are available in the shop.

When I was a kid, I always liked getting handmade gifts from my aunt. Every year we got a crocheted stocking and a lot of times she made us blankets and toys. I’m hoping that my nieces and nephews like it just as much.

This year they are getting crayon rolls, custom made shirts (appliqued), tutus, stuffed animals, DVD’s, I-Spy bags, purses, wallets, and whatever else I can think of.

I’ll post tutorials as I go for some of the projects. I’ll also have extras available in my Etsy shop.